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Volleyball Falls in GLIAC Clash

Volleyball Falls in GLIAC Clash

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Volleyball traveled to rival Michigan Technological University for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup, but fell to the Huskies 3-1. 


In the first set, Michigan Tech managed to pull ahead and win 25-18, and jumped out 12-8 in the second set before NMU rallied back to win the set 25-20.

The third set saw the teams tie at 25-25 before two straight points from the host gave the Huskies a 27-25 win in the third set.

MTU was able to jump ahead in the fourth set but NMU rallied back to make it 15-14. However, the Huskies held on and took the match with a 25-17 set victory.


Junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) led the Wildcat offense with a season high 17 kills, hitting .306 for the night. The 17 kills are one shy of her career-high which came in a five-set victory over Ferris State University last season.

Aiding the attack was senior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) with 11 kills.  Senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) added 10.

Senior Lynzi Svoboda (Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis Southwest) finished the match with 43 assists.


NMU notched seven aces, led by freshman Lizzy Stark (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn), who posted a career-high four aces. Sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) chipped in with two while Monsma posted one.


Monsma paced the defense with 14 digs.  Senior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley) and junior Gabriela Martinez (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Colegio Marista/Rio Piedras) tied with ten each.

At the net, Kuehn notched four blocks on the night, while Svoboda tallied three.


The Wildcats return to action next weekend for their final two matches of the regular season as they head to #10 Ferris State University Friday night and finish at Northwood University Saturday evening.